WaferGen Biosystems said this week that the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has established a nano-qPCR core laboratory that will feature a WaferGen SmartChip system for high-throughput, real-time PCR studies.

A major focus of the core lab will be on designing and testing libraries of assays targeting receptors and transcriptional regulators for important functional pathways, thereby interrogating entire regulatory networks in a highly parallel fashion. It is also envisioned that the lab will be an important resource for the larger Salk community.

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